Year: 1999
USA: Buena Vista Pictures Distribution
UK: Redbus Film Distribution
Cast: Antonio Banderas, Woody Harrelson, Lolita Davidovich, Tom Sizemore, Lucy Liu, Robert Wagner, Richard Masur, Willie Garson, Cylk Cozart, Jack Carter, Aida Turturro, Louie Leonardo, Slade Barnett, Cameron Milzer, Julio Garcia
Director: Ron Shelton
Country: USA
USA: 125 mins
UK: 123 mins
USA Rated: R for brutal ring violence, strong sexuality including dialogue, nudity, pervasive language and some drug content
UK Certificate: 18 for coarse language, sex and violence
USA Release Date: 21 January 2000
UK Release Date: 22 September 2000


From acclaimed writer/director Ron Shelton, WOODY HARRELSON and ANTONIO BANDERAS star as best friends and professional boxing rivals Vince Boudreau and Cesar Dominguez, both of whom haven't worked in years. Finally, from out of the blue, they get the chance of a lifetime: an assignment to work together in Vegas. The job promises big money, but there's a hitch: they have to be there NOW. They quickly hit the road with Grace Pasic (LOLITA DAVIDOVICH) at the wheel, embarking on a circuitous route through the sizzling desert.

Sparks fly as the competitive Vince and Cesar antagonize each other into a frenzy matched only by Grace's own combative temper. The going gets rougher when they pick up sultry hitchhiker Lia (LUCY LIU), whose presence throws the trio into further upheaval. A contentious race ensues as Vince and Cesar scramble to make it to Vegas for their big showdown.